Total knee w/complete synovectomy??

cbheusman

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Good morning,
Doctor did the following:

1. Total knee arthroplasty
2. Excision of a small neoplasm and complete synovectomy.

Stupid question...is the excision of neoplasm and complete synovectomy bundled with the total knee?

Thanks in advance for your help!
Cathy
 

barbcpc

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Hi,
Synovectomy, 27334-27335 is included per CCI. Tumor excision, 27327-27329 is also included.

I use Coding Companion books by Ingenix for Orthopaedics-Lower: Hips and Below and Ortho-Upper: Spine and Above. They are really helpful -- they desribe the procedure, give Medicare RVUs, global days, CCI edits, and typical Dxs that apply. I couldn't code Ortho surgery without them.
 
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